Tag: Smithsonian Institution

What are Proof Coins Anyway?

What are Proof Coins Anyway?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Two of the most basic terms that anyone new to numismatics needs to understand are Business Strike and Proof. Business strike coins are those made by the mint for general circulation. Proof coins are the numismatic delicacies struck for collectors each year. In general, business strike coins […]

Treasure Coins – The “First Dollar” of the New World

Treasure Coins – The “First Dollar” of the New World

Mexico City, Mexico, 8 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Rincón), extremely important “first dollar of the New World,” three known, NGC XF 45 By Daniel Frank Sedwick – www.sedwickcoins.com……..   This coin is the very root of the concept of the American dollar. Minted in 1538, under the joint Spanish reign of Charles I […]

Coin Auction Highlights – US Proof Gold – 1883 Liberty Double Eagle

Coin Auction Highlights – US Proof Gold – 1883 Liberty Double Eagle

1883 $20 PR65 Deep Cameo PCGS. – Only 92 Examples Struck The 1883 is the first of three proof-only Liberty Head double eagle issues, struck during a period when the demand for gold and silver coinage was at an all-time low for the second half of the 19th century. The 1883, 1884, and 1887 double […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Rare Coin Market Strong in 2016, Beyond

Coin Collecting Strategies – Rare Coin Market Strong in 2016, Beyond

While the 2015 coin market features strength, there are areas for additional growth and opportunity in 2016 for every level of collector By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc …….   This past year was an amazing year for numismatics that featured many high-end collections that came to market and […]

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 4

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 4

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 When I left off last time I was discussing how the entire landscape of gold double eagle ($20) collecting was changed by first Franklin Roosevelt’s recall of gold coins in 1933 and by the examples that were eventually found […]

By December 14, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Museum of American Finance’s John Herzog Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Museum of American Finance’s John Herzog Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

John E. Herzog, retired financial services CEO, is honored with Lifetime Achievement Award In Beijing By Virginia Besas – Museum of American Finance…. John E. Herzog, founder of the Museum of American Finance, received the International Federation of Finance Museums (IFFM) Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of financial literacy on October […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Digital Numismatist a Tangible, Valuable New ANA Membership Benefit

Digital Numismatist a Tangible, Valuable New ANA Membership Benefit

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   “This is the age of collections and the spirit of gathering together and classifying is abroad“ – Dr. George F. Heath The media landscape has changed drastically since Dr. Heath posed the question “What is the matter with having an American Numismatic Association?” In recent years, collectors have posed […]

ANA Money Talks Presentations and Discussions at the World’s Fair of Money

ANA Money Talks Presentations and Discussions at the World’s Fair of Money

Free and open to the public. Notable speakers will be sharing their numismatic expertise on a wide range of subjects, as well as their enthusiasm for the hobby. Some of the hobby’s most noted authorities will discuss their ideas and collections with the numismatic community. Maynard Sundman/Littleton Coin Company Lecture Series 2015 Topic: Abraham Lincoln: […]

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

By Harvey Stack and Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   AN EXHIBIT TO BE REMEMBERED On July 15, 2015 the National Numismatic Collection was returned to the displays at the Smithsonian. For close to a decade, portions of the National Collection were not exhibited as the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian was reduced in size and the museum […]

Orzano Named 2015 Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award Winner

Orzano Named 2015 Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award Winner

Award honors women who have made significant contributions to numismatics Michele Orzano will be recognized as the 2015 recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award for Achievement in Numismatics on August 14, during the Awards Banquet at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money℠ in Rosemont, Illinois. This award honors women who […]

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, July 1, the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia filed a petition with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the U.S. Federal Government, seeking a rehearing in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case No. 12-4574). A three-judge […]

Smithsonian Embraces Entrepreneurial Spirit, Opens American Innovation Wing

Smithsonian Embraces Entrepreneurial Spirit, Opens American Innovation Wing

New Exhibit Features the National Numismatic Collection By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, July 1, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. officially opened the Innovation Wing of the National Museum of American History. There were educational demonstrations, live jazz and hip-hop performances, and even an attempt to build the world’s largest American flag out […]

CCAC Selects Designs for National Park Service Centennial Coin Program

CCAC Selects Designs for National Park Service Centennial Coin Program

By CoinWeek…. Selected Designs for the 2016 National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program: $5 Gold: Obverse 10 c/w Reverse 3 $1 Silver: Reverse 2 (as the obverse) c/w Reverse 5 Clad Half Dollar: Silver Obverse 2 c/w Clad Reverse 3   The Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC) recently held the first of two […]

By June 20, 2015 7 Comments Read More →
Harvey Stack: the Smithsonian, the Stefanellis, and how the Mint Got the Eliasberg Collection. Video.

Harvey Stack: the Smithsonian, the Stefanellis, and how the Mint Got the Eliasberg Collection. Video.

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about his 60-plus years in the coin business.   Harvey Stack: Stack’s Involvement in the Smithsonian 1987 Display of American Banking. Video: 3:55.   Hear how Stack’s helped with this important exhibit.   Harvey Stack: Recollections of Alex and Elvira Clain-Stefanelli.  VIDEO: […]

Finest of Three Extant 1838 Eagle Proof Coins Sells for $2 Million Plus

Finest of Three Extant 1838 Eagle Proof Coins Sells for $2 Million Plus

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   The sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection has brought renewed attention to a period of federal coinage that has always been popular with collectors and investors: early U.S. – specifically, coins struck from 1792 through 1838. For better date, better grade or top-end material, this area has continued to bring […]

Q. David Bowers: Welcome to The D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale, Part I

Q. David Bowers: Welcome to The D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale, Part I

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers On behalf of Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s, I welcome you to our auction program of the D. Brent Pogue Collection of Early United States Coins. You are a witness to the most valuable collection of United States coins ever sold, formed over the decades from the 1970s […]

New Type Three Double Eagles Book by Mike Fuljenz

New Type Three Double Eagles Book by Mike Fuljenz

By Universal Coin & Bullion Ltd.…. Book includes proof that the inspiration for the motto “In God We Trust” pre-dates the U.S. Civil War An important new reference book about a popular United States gold coins series, Type Three Double Eagles 1877 – 1907 (Second Edition), provides beginning and advanced collectors historical vignettes, a date-by-date […]

By April 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Visual Diary: Smithsonian’s Plans for the new National Numismatic Collection Exhibit Unveiled

Visual Diary: Smithsonian’s Plans for the new National Numismatic Collection Exhibit Unveiled

CoinWeek’s David Lisot and Charles Morgan attended the gathering of  patrons for the Smithsonian Institution which included an insightful presentation on the design philosophy of the forthcoming National Numismatic Collection Exhibit, which is expected to launch in 2015. The following images, which were on display at the event, are presented here to give collectors a […]

By March 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Coin Shows: The Biggest Week of the Year

Coin Shows: The Biggest Week of the Year

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report….   The ANA coin convention is an excellent opportunity to connect with like-minded collectors and dealers. Dealers and collectors around the world are very busy making last minute plans for the biggest coin shows of the year: the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of […]

By August 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Finest known 1921 Double Eagle leads Heritage Auctions’ FUN Platinum Night

Finest known 1921 Double Eagle leads Heritage Auctions’ FUN Platinum Night

Jan. 3-8 events taking place during Orlando 2012 FUN Convention; Heritage announces Platinum Night across two evenings for the first time; The Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection, Harvey B. Jacobson, Jr. Collection headline important collections offered   An incredible rarity, a 1921 $20 Double Eagle, MS66 PCGS Secure, Ex: Duckor/Godard – from The […]

 
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